Girl Scouts Virtual & In-Person Badge Workshops

In-person and Virtual Options

We’re excited to offer Girl Scout Badge Workshops in new formats for 2021-2022! Choose from these in-person workshops or call to schedule a date that works for your group! A variety of options are available for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Please note: face to face workshops are only available on a day that is listed below. Only virtual options are available for a different date. Click the link for each program or call 810-237-3409 to book your Girl Scout program.

In-Person Workshops | 3 Hours
Hygiene Protocol: Program spaces and furniture will be sanitized before each program. Supplies (scissors, glue sticks, etc.) will be sanitized before use and will not be shared.
Location: Your troop’s workshop will be scheduled at one of the program spaces at Longway Planetarium. You will be notified of your program location at the time of phone reservation. Please feel free to request your preferred location while making your reservation.

Virtual Workshops | Activity Kits + 1 Hour Virtual Workshop
Activity Kits: Activity kits will include easy-to-use handouts that provide content background, activity instructions, and links to pre-recorded YouTube videos created by our staff that will help you lead scouts through the activities. Each scout will receive their own materials kit. Kits can be picked up at Longway Planetarium or can be shipped to the Troop Leader.
Virtual Workshops: Scouts will join a Museum Educator on your preferred virtual meeting platform (Zoom, Google Meets, etc.) for a one-hour culminating activity. Materials for this meeting will be provided in the activity kit and the Educator will walk your troop through additional hands-on activities.
Materials: The activity kit will provide consumable materials that scouts will need to complete each activity. Scouts will need to provide some common household items (scissors, paper, pencil, water, etc.)
Pricing: The cost of the virtual programs are the same as in-person.
Attendance: There is a minimum number of 6 in the group for a virtual workshop.
The following programs are the only virtual offerings this year:
Brownie:
●Mechanical Engineering
●Senses
●Home Scientist
●Potter
●Household Elf
Junior:
●Mechanical Engineering
●Inside Government
Call 810-237-3409 to book your virtual badge workshop.

Registration Information
● The Leader is responsible for the payment and registration of participants.
● All scouts and adults must be registered and paid for prior to the program. Due to material preparation costs, no refunds will be given for absent participants.
● Leaders are responsible for obtaining badges from their local council office.
● We request that no siblings or infants accompany the participant at in-person events.

If you have any questions, please call 810-237-3409.

Mechanical Engineering Overnight

Date: 11/12/2021-11/13/21
Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 am
Cost: $28 Scouts $12 adults
Get creative while designing a board game to play with your family and friends! Build a prototype of a rollercoaster car and send it down a hill. How far can you make the car go? Build a model car and experiment with ramp surfaces while collecting data and improving your design.
Register today.

Space Scientists Explorer

Date: December 11, 2021
Time: 9:30-12:30pm
Cost: $12.00
Space scientists are people who study outer space—what’s in the sky. In this badge, you can be  a space scientist as you look at the sky and talk  about what you see!
Register today!

Outdoor Art Maker

Date: April 23, 2022
Time: 9:30-12:30pm
Cost: $12.00
Explore the outdoors and use what you see and hear to make different kinds of art projects. See the colors of nature, hear the sounds of nature, and share your outdoor art. Look at nature like an artist and make your own outdoor art.
Register today!

Automotive Engineering Overnight

Date: 11/12/2021-11/13/21
Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 am
Cost: $28 Scouts $12 adults
Get in gear and explore how automotive engineers plan, build, test, and improve vehicles. Then, engineer your own model of a vehicle to help people during an emergency! Learn about simple machines in vehicles and engineer a vehicle for safety based on criteria. Build a vehicle prototype, test and revise your prototype, and share your results.
Register today!

Space Scientists Adventurer

Date: December 11, 2021
Time: 9:30-12:30pm
Cost: $12.00
Whether you’ve searched for shooting stars or found shapes in the clouds, you’ve probably already spent some time looking at the sky. Now’s your chance to see the sky in a new way—like a space scientist does!
Register today!

Outdoor Art Creator

Date: April 23, 2022
Time: 9:30-12:30pm
Cost: $12.00
Step outside and appreciate the art around you! Take a nature walk, then come inside and make art pieces that are inspired by nature! Build a wind chime using natural and human-made objects. Use air-dry clay to make a leaf pendant to wear. Make an artist’s book and fill it with your own paintings, drawings, and writing, and use natural objects to build your own fairy garden.
Register today!

Detective

Date: October 9, 2021
Time: 9:30-12:30pm
Cost: $12.00
Grab your magnifying glasses and join us for a mystery filled evening. Practice the power of observation, break a code, and learn about fingerprints. Try out detective science and follow clues to solve a mystery.
Register today!

 

Space Science Investigator

Date: March 19, 2022
Time: 9:30-12:30pm
Cost: $12.00
Learn about scale models of our solar system and about the Earth’s cycle around the Sun. Discover the beauty of the night sky and create a model constellation. Use your knowledge to create a model Mars Rover. And create a mural of what you learned to share with younger girl scouts.
Register today.

Flowers Overnight

Date: 4/8/22-4/9/22
Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 am
Cost: $28 Scouts $12 adults
Explore the wonderful world of flowers by planting a seed or bulb, experiment with a flower’s root system, make floral bath beads, create flower art, and design a beautiful bouquet.
Register today!

 

Special Agent

Date: October 9, 2021
Time: 9:30-12:30pm
Cost: $12.00
Become special agents while exploring the world of forensics and espionage. Have a fingerprinting party, and identify different fingerprint types. Participate in an eyewitness challenge, and experiment with chromatography. Learn common “tells” to determine if someone is lying. Write and perform a short forensic-science crime drama skit with your fellow scouts.
Register today!

Space Science Researcher

Date: March 19, 2022
Time: 9:30-12:30pm
Cost: $12.00
Calling all Cadettes! Are you ready to research the stars! Study the colors of light and learn about “invisible light” coming from the sun. Learn how to use a telescope and create a way to help prevent light pollution. Spend time in our planetarium theater leaning about stars and the night sky.
Register today!

Trees Overnight

Date: 4/8/22-4/9/22
Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 am
Cost: $28 Scouts $12 adults
Become a naturalist and get to the root of what trees are all about. Design a tree house, sketch your favorite tree and learn what kinds of plants or animals use your tree, create tree art, and learn about the logging industry in Michigan.
Register today!

 

Space Science Expert

Date: January 29, 2022
Time: 9:30-12:30pm
Cost: $12.00
For most of human history, the planets and stars have only been tiny points of light, floating in a dark sky many millions—or even trillions—of miles away. People began by organizing the sky into constellations, cataloging the stars by brightness, and, then the invention of the telescope harnessed the power of light and expanded our view! Now, it’s your turn to explore light and discover what it teaches us about the Universe!
Register today!

Sky Overnight

Date: 4/8/22-4/9/22
Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 am
Cost: $28 Scouts $12 adults
Explore the astronomy behind planets, stars, and the solar system. Create a space exploration vehicle and explore the scientific principles of your design. Explore the causes and effects of light pollution. Make sky art to celebrate the wonders of the sky.
Register today!

Space Science Master

Date: January 29, 2022
Time: 9:30-12:30pm
Cost: $12.00
Scientists and engineers who work on NASA space science projects are 21st century explorers. You can explore, observe, design, and communicate what you discover—just like they do. Since space science encompasses the entire Universe, there are lots of topics that might pique your interest. Dive in and explore NASA and space science!
Register today!

 

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